Parimal Ray (b.1936)

Influenced by R.P. Gupta and his contemporary Basanta Chowdhury, Parimal Ray is a rare collector who scoured the streets of Calcutta, fairs, markets and even junkyards in order to collect rare objects and popular ephemera. Parimal Ray’s eclectic collection comprises of popular paintings and prints, matchbox labels, publicity material, cinema posters and booklets and the exceptional item of street hoardings and signboards. Parimal Ray has given our archives generous and unlimited access to his large collection. At present, he keeps on adding to our collection which is unmatched to say the least.